Youth challenge UPF bomb plant

A letter from OREPA’s Youth Action Planning Committee to the Uranium Processing Facility bomb plant project manager, John Eschenberg, presented a blunt and simple question:

“We ask you directly: How can you think you have the power to bring us closer to nuclear war? The project you manage endangers the wellbeing of the entire world. While we often think of these threats as huge and impersonal, the truth is they are the result of actions taken by individuals. Each of us bears moral responsibility for what we do.”

An oversized version of the letter was signed by dozens of people at the Action for Peace and Disarmament in Oak Ridge on Saturday, May 2. The full text can be found by following the link below.



Here is the letter to Eschenberg:

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Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

The OREPA Board has now decided that we are prepared to do a limited re-opening of the Sunday vigil to allow for slightly more participation.  We are asking anyone who wants to attend a Sunday vigil to sign up in advance—by the Thursday before. There are two ways to sign up. You can email Ralph at or you can call him at 865 776 5050. If the five slots are already taken, we’ll ask you to wait until next week. All vigilers are expected to wear masks. Bring your own chair. Avoid physical contact and maintain an appropriate social distance in the circle of chairs. Of course, if for any reason you feel you may have been exposed to the virus or to someone with the virus, you should not attend the vigil. At this point, we are not resuming our monthly potlucks.

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